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Apr
11
revised Communication - Saying “Draw”
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Apr
11
revised Communication - Saying “Draw”
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Apr
11
comment Communication - Saying “Draw”
@Gendolkari, Look where that shortcut ends. Drawing would be illegal there too.
Apr
11
answered Communication - Saying “Draw”
Apr
10
comment Gild and the Gold tokens it creates
@murgatroid99, Yeah, I seem to have seriously misread the card. Fixed.
Apr
10
revised Gild and the Gold tokens it creates
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Apr
10
revised Artisan of Forms and Gift of Immortality
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Apr
10
revised Artisan of Forms and Gift of Immortality
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Apr
9
comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@David Z, Templating is actually a widely discussed topic. Thousands would disagree with you. The OP's very question is about it. He's asking "what wording would be used to ...". Saying that "Destroy target land" can't/won't be find on cards is very very relevant to the OP's question; it's the very question at hand!
Apr
9
comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@Brian S, I don't the impression that ryzorz was saying the rules prevent it. He's talking about templating, and he's saying you can't write an ability with a cost that targets. I fully agree with that.
Apr
9
comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@Brian S, What interpretation do you disagree with? The rules are explicit about what can go on the stack, and effect is not one of them. Effect is not even an object!!! Look for yourself. You said it's not allowed if it's not in the rules, so tell me where you see that effects can be placed on the stack. All you'll find is that abilities can, and that abilities (as objects) have rules text.
Apr
8
comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@Brian S, The cost is just as much on the stack as the effect. Which is not at all. Only the ability is on the stack. The ability has rules text, which includes a cost and an effect. Anything you say that applies to one applies to the other too.
Apr
8
comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@Brian S, An activated ability has the form "cost: effect". If they can't be in cost because cost is not one of spells, activated abilities or triggered abilities, then they can't be in effect either. And we both know that's not true.
Apr
8
comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@Brian S, I agree that "target" WON'T be found in costs, but you keep saying it CAN'T. I'm not sure it's correct. Could you point out which rule forbids targets in costs?
Apr
8
comment How long does a creature returned by the Whip of Erebos remain on the battlefield?
It's funny you should mention abilities that trigger at a specific step, because it's pretending it didn't have anything to do with steps ("for the remainder of the turn that it came into play") that opened the door to mentioning the Sundial.
Apr
8
answered Gild and the Gold tokens it creates
Apr
8
comment How long does a creature returned by the Whip of Erebos remain on the battlefield?
Re "The creature will remain on the battlefield for the remainder of the turn that it came into play.", ...unless Sundial of the Infinite is used.
Apr
8
comment Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
@Brian S, You won't see "Destroy a ..." as part of a cost either. See the previous comment. I did mention that in my answer, and I just fleshed out that part of the answer.
Apr
8
revised Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
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Apr
8
revised Hammer of Purphoros doesn't let me destroy my opponent's lands; why is that exactly?
added 36 characters in body